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Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Stephen Harper and Dalton McGuinty respond to the Eaton Centre shooting Add to ...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the shooting at the Eaton Centre in Toronto

I was shocked and saddened to learn about the deadly attack at the Eaton Centre in Toronto yesterday.

On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured by this senseless act of violence.

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Canadians should be assured that such depraved and monstrous acts will be met with the full force of the law.

I have every confidence that the Toronto Police will bring the criminal or criminals responsible for this senseless act to justice.

I urge anyone with information to contact the police immediately.

Premier McGuinty on the Eaton Centre investigation in Toronto

I want to take this opportunity to thank Chief Blair for his leadership and Toronto Police Services for their relentless determination as they work to bring the suspect in yesterday’s shooting to justice.

I also want to thank the doctors, nurses and paramedics whose professionalism and skill saved lives yesterday, and who are helping to heal the wounded today.

Ontarians know our province is not defined by one incident of criminal violence, but by the countless good works done every day by law abiding, caring and compassionate people. The ongoing work being done by police services and our health care providers are proof of that.

What yesterday’s events show, so clearly, is that we are a province of millions who pull together to lift one another up -- and who refuse to be intimidated by a single criminal out to gun others down.

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